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PRaffen
10-06-2008, 02:18 PM
For anyone who has stayed in the Princess Suite at the Polynesian, a few questions:

I am trying to decide between two rooms in Hawaii or the suite; was walking to Hawaii for the lounge offerings inconvenient?

how was the view from the suite?

do you check in for the suite in Hawaii?

any other information or pictures of the suite would be appreciated

TIA

blushbrush
11-21-2008, 05:47 PM
What did you figure out??? I'm wondering the SAME thing..you probably already went on your trip

Bella O
11-21-2008, 05:55 PM
Though I haven't stayed there (but will be in Jan.!) the walk from Tonga to Hawaii is less than 5 minutes. I believe they have breakfast and coffee in Tonga - but for the hot apptys. in the evening you have to go over to Hawaii. Supposedly, the views from HAwaii are better, and getting 2 club rooms is cheaper than the suite. We are only doing the suite because they wouldn't guarentee connecting rooms and we really wanted to all be together.....but otherwise I would have stayed at Hawaii - better location in my opinion.

Wee Annie
11-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Can't speak from experience either, but I wondered the same thing and ended up booking two rooms in Hawaii. Just thought it would be more convenient, loved the location, etc. But open to the idea that the suites were really the way to go.... Of course, if they don't give us our "guaranteed" connecting rooms, I'll really be regretting my decision!

greenpea89
11-21-2008, 08:00 PM
We are a family of six and we prefer to book a suite to ensure that we are all together. Being together (connecting rooms) is really important to us when we are on holiday so it's something we prioritize.

We haven't stayed in the Princess Suite but we have stayed in the King K suite a few times which is located next door to both Princess Suites. I think the floor you are on is determined by whether you are staying in the two bedroom or the one bedroom Princess suite. We thought the view was spectacular from both floors - it was a full on centered view of the castle and fireworks. Really pretty! But, I know that Hawaii has great views too.

Whether you check in at Tonga or not may depend on the time that you arrive. A concierge is not always on duty in Tonga. We have checked in at Hawaii and in our room at Tonga - we arrived a little late one night and a concierge met us at the front door and took us straight to our room, had us sign a few things, and just handed us our information packet. It was very nice.

The food variety is far superior at Hawaii, IMHO, and it isn't inconvenient to walk between buildings but we didn't use the lounge in Hawaii very often - I think maybe two or three times. Breakfast is available in Tonga and there are snacks and drinks in the lounge all day and late into the evening. The lounge is very small and we would just pick up our things and take them to our room - we thought it was great!

Also, because the building has so few rooms the concierge service is very personalized and that's something we really appreciated. It feels very intimate and almost like you have your own private home at Disney. But, in the interest of full disclosure, we did find that even normal level conversational and tv noise traveled easily between the rooms (nothing that bothered us but we did notice it). This may be the case throughout the Poly(?) or is specific to Tonga - I don't know.

We also loved the location of the building - it is connected by covered walkway to the GCH which is terrific when it's raining! It is also super close to the pool (and the bar:rotfl: ).

I don't know if this helped very much but we loved it, and a suite in Tonga is our first choice when we stay at the Poly. But, having said that, Hawaii is wonderful too. IMHO I think it's really personal preference - you simply can't go wrong - you are going to love it in either building:lovestruc !